Jessie Pettus Craig

17 May 1896–13 May 1985 (Age 89)
Gaston, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Jessie Pettus

When Jessie Pettus Craig was born on 17 May 1896, in Gaston, North Carolina, United States, her father, Edward Thomas Pettus, was 25 and her mother, Mary Rebecca Ratchford, was 25. She died on 13 May 1985, in Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Thomas Pettus
Mary Rebecca Ratchford
Annie Laura Pettus
Golden B Pettus
Jessie Pettus Craig
Samuel Lee Pettus
George Edward Pettus
Ella Sloan Pettus

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Thomas Pettus


    Mary Rebecca Ratchford




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World Events (8)

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 1

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock, from Gaelic creag, a word that has been borrowed in Middle English as crag(g).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jessie M Pettus in household of Edward G Pettus, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jessie Pettus in household of Mary Pettus, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jessie Pettus Craig, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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